Welcome to the website of Lucie Green


I am a space scientist based at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL's Department of Space and Climate Physics. I study activity in the atmosphere of our nearest star, the Sun. In particular, I look at immense magnetic fields in the Sun's atmosphere which sporadically erupt to form a coronal mass ejection. If these eruptions reach the Earth they can drive major space weather events. I'm interested in how the magnetic configuration of the eruptions relates to geomagnetic activity and what this means for those living in the UK. I am a Royal Society University Research Fellow. I also sit on the board of the European Solar Physics Division (ESPD) of the European Physical Society and the advisory board of the Science Museum.

I take a strong interest in science education and have been a member of the Royal Society's Education Committee (2006-2012) and was on their State of the Nation reports Working Group during 2007-2009. Another passion is engaging the public with space science and astronomy. I run MSSL's public engagement programme and am the 2009 recipient of the Kohn Award for excellence in public engagement with science.

I also work in TV and radio (visit my Media page), write science articles (visit my Science Writing page) and give talks about the UK's current research in solar system science.

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In 2011 I gave an Ignite talk at the SciFoo event held at the Googleplex, Mountain View, California. In an Ignite talk you have 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds giving you a total of just five minutes to get your message across. I talked about solar eruptions and how the Sun's atmosphere expands to create an enormous magnetic bubble that engulfs all the planets in the Solar System.


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